M.step is an ankle joint brace. The product is exclusively to be used for the orthotic fitting of the ankle joint and only on unbroken skin or if any wounds have been properly covered.
Definition of a sprained ankle
An ankle is sprained when the ligaments connecting the bones of the ankle joint rupture or are stretched beyond their normal limits.
Swellings occur when tissues and blood vessels adjoining the ligaments are also injured. The most common cause of a sprained ankle is so-called “inversion”. During inversion the outer border of the foot hits the ground and rolls inward. In rare cases the ankle can also be sprained by “eversion”. In eversion the inner border of the foot hits the ground and turns outward. In both cases the degree of sprain can vary widely, from overstretch to one or more ruptured ligaments.
Treatment of a sprained ankle
A sprained ankle can be treated as follows: Elevating the leg, applying ice packs, compression and movement. Elevate the foot for 10 to 20 minutes four to six times a day and apply an ice pack. This relieves the pain and eases swelling. Then put the brace on straight away and keep your foot moving. If walking is too painful a few exercises will help bridge the gap until you can weightbear on the foot. Flex your foot up as far as it will go and hold this position for a few seconds. Then point your toes as far as they will
go and again hold this position for a few seconds. Repeat these exercises 10 to 20 times. The exercises are easier if you elevate your foot and cool the joint with ice before doing the exercises. To achieve the best possible treatment results always wear the brace with trainers.
- Conservative and post-operative treatment of fibular ligament ankle injuries
- After sprains
- Chronic instabilities of the ankle
None known at present.
Velcro fasteners should be closed for washing. Soap residues, lotions and ointments can cause skin irritation and material wear.
- Wash the product by hand, preferably using a medi clean
detergent, or in delicate cycle at 30°C using a mild detergent without fabric conditioners.
- Do not bleach.
- Leave to dry naturally.
- Do not iron.
- Do not dry clean.